At least eight times a day, we at the Henry Miller Library get asked this question:
“Did Henry Miller live here?”
The answer is no, he did not. He lived four miles down the road. And, no you can’t visit the house now. It’s like a fortress up there. And no, you can’t see the house from the road. And no, he didn’t die there; he spent his twilight years south, in Pacific Palisades. And yes, I am wearing patchouli oil; thanks for asking.
We get “Did Henry Miller live here?” so often, in fact, we were thinking of making a t-shirt that read, “No, Henry Miller did not live here; he lived four miles down the road,” just to de-stress our hectic workdays. Haven’t made’em yet though.
Where is there a good hike. Ha! I mean, that’s like asking a parent who their favorite kid is. “All of them,” they say – even though they secretly really do have a favorite (note: it’s Timmy.) And that’s how it is with us: like kids, all the hikes in Big Sur are tolerable, but we each have our favorite.
Which is why we often recommend Day Hikes Around Big Sur, a nifty book that compiles, you guessed it, all the best hikes in Big Sur.
Easy hike or hard; beachy or mountain-y, steep or mellow, black or white, night or day, Republican or Democrat, Sonny or Cher – no matter the hike, this book has just what you’re hankerin’ for.
p.s. Dudes, seriously, Henry Miller did not live here.